Ah… yes another completed Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC commercial project- 4800 at Nannie Helen. This is a mixed use office and affordable housing project that I recently completed in NE Washington, DC in the Deanwood Neighborhood. This innovative new, mixed use 89,000 square foot site, features affordable housing for seniors, working families and individuals. The construction includes 1,790 square feet of retail space, 1,900 square feet for an adult education and fitness center, 3,438 square feet of office space and 70 affordable housing units including one, tow and three-bedroom apartments within a five-level, elevator serviced building. Other building amenities include an outdoor playground.
In 2011, Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC was hired by Torti Gallas Architects, in Silver Spring, MD to design all of the common areas of the building. Mr. Gallas, one of the partner architects of Torti Gallas, complimented the work we did on the project which was a high honor for us. This project was our biggest and most comprehensive yet. The project is a key to Washington, DC’s efforts to revitalize the Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings and surrounding Deanwood community. The project has already received an award by the Washington, DC Chapter of the African American Real Estate Professionals for best in Affordable Housing.
The building 4800 at Nannie Helen was named after Nannie Helen Burroughs, (May 2, 1878 – May 20, 1961) was an African-American educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech “How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping,” at the National Baptist Convention. On October 19, 1901, she founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D.C.